TWDCC’s pre professional program is the only one of its kind in Santa Cruz.
Our mission is to provide dancers with technical training, help them find their creative expression, and offer them performance experience. Under the direction of Artistic Director Micha Scott and Company Director Molly Katzman, we emphasize Modern dance as a foundation for technical development. Our five Youth Companies are trained with this foundation that also integrates Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz. Each dancer develops their technique and attention to detail in the various forms through body alignment, proper placement, dynamic range, artistic expression, and musicianship. Dancers focus on their training through weekly classes as well as opportunities to study with renowned guest from around the world such as Gregory Dawson of DawsonDanceSF, Bessie Award winner Sharon Skepple Mayfield of Garth Fagan Dance, and N’Jelle Gage Thorne of FuturPointe Dance Company. TWDCC Companies perform through out the year and take field trips to see professional dance companies. In addition, Company 5 dancers take a bi- annual trip to NY for 3 weeks during the summer to study with the Garth Fagan Dance Company.
Our entry level company for young dancers ages 5-7 yrs.
Students train in 4 Classes/ Week:
1 Modern, 1 Ballet, 1 Jazz, 1 Company class.
Company 1 Tuition: $160 Monthly
Students in Company 2 (ages 8 and up) continue to focus on Modern, Ballet, Jazz, and are introduced to Contemporary.
Students train in 5 Classes/Week:
1 Modern, 1 Ballet, 1 Jazz, 1 Contemporary, 1 Company
Company 2 Tuition: $200 monthly
Company 3 (ages 10 and up) is designed for students who have typically had 3 or more years of dance training and a solid technical foundation. Students continue to train in Modern, Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz and add Contemporary Jazz.
Students train in 6 Classes/Week:
1 Modern, 1 Ballet, 1 Jazz, 1 Contemporary, 1 Contemporary Jazz, 1 Company
Company 3 Tuition: $220 monthly
Company 4 (ages 12 and up) trains at a very high level in Modern, Ballet, Contemporary, and Contemporary Jazz and are introduced to choreographic research.
Students train in 7 Classes/Week:
2 Modern, 1 Ballet, 1 Contemporary, 1 Contemporary Jazz, Composition Project, 1 Company.
Company 4 Tuition: $240 monthly